A way of learning Colours ......
Blue day was lined up with many fun filled activities for children. The main objective was to introduce the color blue, with fun filled hands-on activities as children learn best through first hand experience. Children got involved in decorating a great big balloon using blue decorations which were sent high up into the sky. This was followed with action Songs and Rhymes involving the color blue. eg:- Blue Berry Bush. Children also indulged themselves in making blue hats and a blue cake, which they enjoyed very much.
Orange is a warm yummy colour that we see both outside and in all year around. This special day is organized for the children to provide hands on experience with full of fun and excitement .The theme orange reminds the pre scholars about the spring and bright sunny flowers and fruits which shines through all Summer long. Orange is also one of the most popular colour for Autumn with the colour changing leaves. This colour them also very useful in introducing animals and fish to kindergarten children. Theme based decorations art and craft and musical movements add colour and children enjoy their day with many indoor and outdoor activities.
Yellow day provides many value added meanings to pre School children. It’s the colour of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring.
Yellow is the most luminous of all the colours of the spectrum. It’s the colour that captures our attention more than any other colour. So do children.
In Japan, yellow often represents courage. During the introduction discussion we talk to the young mind that in almost every culture yellow represents sunshine, happiness, and warmth.
We bring them in touch with along the natural world, indulged themselves in making sunflowers and daffodils, egg yolks and lemons and bees. They all recognized at the end of the day that in our contemporary human-made world, yellow is the colour of happy faces, and signs that alert us to danger or caution including traffic lights.
Colour is a form of non verbal communication. It is not a static energy and its meaning can change from one day to the next with any individual. It all depends on what energy they are expressing at that point in time. Green is the colour of balance and growth. It can mean both self-reliance as a positive and possessiveness as a negative, among many other meanings. We apply plentiful resources for curriculum planning for the theme “Green Day”.
The effort taken on a new perspective and explore the colour green of the season with the children; The meaning of colours can vary depending on culture and circumstances.Each colour has many aspects to it but you can easily learn the language of colour by understanding a few simple concepts which we adopt here.
The objectives are as follows.
- Green is universally associated with nature.
- Traffic lights are green all over the world.
- Importance of keeping the world green.
Why “Green Day” for Preschoolers?
Colour is one of the first ways your preschooler makes distinctions among things she/he sees; colour words are some of the first words they use to describe these things.
You have probably heard the pride in your child's voice as she/he names the colours of the balloons at the store checkout, or her delight when she realizes that a leaf and pear are different shades of green. Helping you fold the laundry, she may naturally start sorting the socks into piles of different colors while exclaiming, "Look what I did!" These are all perfect examples of how children (and adults!) use colour as a means for defining and organizing the world.
But there is much more to your child's understanding of colour than "knowing his colours." While it is important for him to know the names of the colours, it is just as important for him to know what to do with them. You can help by inviting him to notice many shades, and tints. Make up names for these colours together, such as “green tree” or “green grapes”. You will be helping him use colour as a means for creative thinking and language. Invite him /her to use descriptive language as he tells you how one green is different from another.
One 4 year old we observed proudly said, "That green is dark like a Christmas tree and this one is light like paddy!"